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Composer and multi­instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni is one of the most productive musicians of the smooth jazz genre. Beside his solo albums and the serials Kool&Klean he also released the Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion Groove Jazz N Chill. In 2015 the fourth album of this collection was published.
 
 

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Racha Fora is a merging of culture, Japanese improvisation with Brazilian rhythms. Those cultures dig into the database with Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles (2015), a celebration of the music of Miles Davis.  
 
 

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Shuffle the music of Paul Hardcastle's The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters' Streetwize series and you get the sound of Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni. Born in the small town of Korosten in Ukraine he graduated at the R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music. On the search after the perfect sound he traveled the world. Venezuela, South America, the Netherlands and finally Germany were on his agenda.

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German keyboardist and songwriter Thomas Motter has already released four albums. In the center of this review is his third album entitled Moon Base (2012). Thomas comments:  "On a more abstract level a "moon base" is so similar to a train station, an extraterrestrial connection station. And a meeting - in this case for musicians and lovers of jazz, funk & soul!"

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George Anderson’s bass has underpinned the sound of the hugely successful British jazz-funk outfit Shakatak since 1981. His very satisfying solo albums “Positivity” (2009) and “Expressions” (2012) have secured his reputation as a solo artist – and an invitation to fulfil a dream of playing in front of South African fans in December 2014. 

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As a long-time Jazz fan it is always great to realize that there is a new young and fresh generation of musicians, who dedicate their great talent to that musical genre.

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